- General or widespread hatred or disgust directed toward someone as a result of their actions: his job had made him the target of public hostility and odiumMore example sentences
- It was a clever stratagem for defeating the tax proposals without incurring the popular odium for doing so.
- Stalin's military and political dispositions once the war started have incurred odium.
- He concluded: ‘I am sorry if you are genuinely unaware of the public odium against your company in the West of London.’
early 17th century: from Latin, 'hatred', from the verb stem od- 'hate'.